[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Danville 11-12-2014 by Ord. No. 524. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the Danville Borough "Brake Retarder/Engine Suppression/Engine Brake Ordinance."
The Borough Council of the Borough of Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania, finds as a fact that the operation of an engine brake or an engine suppression device or a compression brake on a gasoline-powered or diesel-powered motor vehicle not equipped with exhaust mufflers, or equipped with defective or modified exhaust mufflers, so as to create excessive noise through the use of said engine brake or engine suppression device or compression brake, adversely affects the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Borough of Danville and, therefore, is a nuisance in fact.
No gasoline-powered or diesel-powered motor vehicles shall be operated on the streets, roads, alleys or highways listed below within the Borough of Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania, utilizing, in said operation, an engine brake, engine suppression device or compression brake, without exhaust mufflers, or with defective or modified exhaust mufflers permitting excessive noise to be created by said motor vehicle.
The streets subject to this prohibition shall be as follows:
This chapter shall not apply to emergency driving situations requiring the utilization of an engine brake to protect the safety and property of the residents of Danville Borough, other motor vehicle operators, pedestrians, and the operator and passengers of the motor vehicle involved in said emergency situations.
Any person, firm, corporation or organization violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon summary conviction before a District Magistrate having jurisdiction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $300 and costs of prosecution, and in default of the payment thereof, shall be sentenced to undergo imprisonment in any county jail for a period not to exceed 10 days.
The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the Danville Police Department.